Have we done Channel 5: Cyclists: Scourge of the Streets?

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  • Have we done Channel 5: Cyclists: Scourge of the Streets?
  • What garagedweller said. Every word.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I’m not gonna watch, but I’m making a reflective thing to stick on my rucksack tomorrow. Says ‘Scourge’.

    darthpunk
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    It’s alright, Channel 5 have a history of making TV shows where outrage is given a platform based on the actions of the minority in a group.

    Next week Taxi Drivers: They’re all rapists really

    philjunior
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    Well it might just be a coincidence, but I was overtaken then cut up directly before 2 of the 3 roundabouts I pass on the way to work today.

    ****.

    brakes
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    Well it might just be a coincidence, but I became part of a throbbing gang of 20+ cyclists riding into work this morning… overtaking stationary cars. More of a boon than a scourge.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    No different for me, even though I had ‘Scourge’ on my back. One fairly normal close pass, but pretty chilled aside from that.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I did pass 2 young lads in school uniform riding down the footpath and couldn’t help but wonder if they are a scourge… are they even cyclists? Just 2 kids going to school. I bet they would upset someone though.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Good

    brakes
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    I want a t-shirt now with ‘Scourge of the Streets’ written on the lower back.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    That’s my new porn star name.
    Or maybeChris Boardman.
    Can’t make my mind up…

    supernova
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    The day after this aired my brother was pushed off his bike at 20mph by the passenger in a van. This show seems like an incitement to violence for the dumber members of our population to me. I guarantee they voted for Brexit and probably think Tommy Robinson is an okay bloke.

    spursn17
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    I switched off after the cab driver ranting about cyclists not wearing a helmet while driving his cab without a seatbelt on (I know, they don’t have to wear one, just like we don’t have to wear a helmet). And the cabbie moaning about the red light jumper when there were clearly 12 cyclists at the other side patiently waiting on a red.

    I saw a suggestion on Twitter that I thought was good, someone said to make a list of the companies that advertised during this rubbish and target their social media.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    I saw a suggestion on Twitter that I thought was good, someone said to make a list of the companies that advertised during this rubbish and target their social media.

    Do companies actually choose what programmes to put their adverts into or do they just buy “slots”? Or is it a half way house of saying “we want our advert within “documentaries” or within “romantic comedies”?

    Genunine question, I don’t know how it works but it’d be a tad strange if a Persil or Lidl or Vodafone had said “here’s our advert, please only screen it in the middle of rabidly anti-cycling shit”…

    spursn17
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    “here’s our advert, please only screen it in the middle of rabidly anti-cycling shit”…

    Surely they must have some say in where they don’t want it screened though?

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Probably better off targeting any outdoorsy type shop/ manufacturer that advertise on the channel in general and try to get them to remove any business they push channel 5’s way.

    That said, I can’t think of any really?

    Do Halfords? Go Outdoors? They would be the ones to hit on social media.

    cubist
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    I was going to draw up a bingo card but I would never have expected “they defecate in our front gardens”

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Too far. Deleted.

    ROFL did anyone see the BBC 4 thing where gammon’s were trying to get green laning banned across the peak district. Typical gammon mob tactics, bullying, lying, exaggerating, baiting and escalating, harassing public officials and tears thrown in for good measure.

    The same tactics are rolled out across this country year on year. Must be tiresome for the public officials and bodies, they try it on with, time and time again.

    Hmmmmm funny isn’t it, how we end up with journalism, management and politicians who pull the same stunts!

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    chestercopperpot

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    ROFL did anyone see the BBC 4 thing

    Lol, yeah,I saw that. I had pretty much the same thoughts you had.

    Yeah that’s the one.

    Some life that trying get everything you don’t like banned!

    I propose the heat should be harnessed as a green energy source. Maybe get them in rooms clockwork orange style, 24 hr coverage of benefit cheats, immigrants, boy racers, pot holes, MX bikes tearing the countryside up, new build housing estates being built, parking disputes, speeding, the sound of big bore exhausts and Happy Hardcore blaring constantly.

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    I think they would go Chernobyl mate.Lol

    Yeah but there’s a plentiful supply.

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    That unfortunately is true enough.😟

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    I want a t-shirt now with ‘Scourge of the Streets’ written on the lower back.

    I now want one too.

    oldnpastit
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    Well, I saw adverts by:

    – Oral-B
    – McDonald’s
    – National Lottery
    – Garnier Nutrisse
    – Gordon’s Gin

    I’m going to start with Oral-B, since unlike all of the others, I actually use their prooducts.

    oldnpastit
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    I pointed out to Oral-B that if I get squashed by a motorist who had been watching that trash, then I would have to stop using their products; being dead does that.

    TheBrick
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    How much of a crap journalists do you have to be to make a program like this?

    Mister P
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    McDonald’s and National Lottery probably says a lot about the target viewer.

    *sweeping generalisation*

    spursn17
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    From the start on my recording through Sky (do they tailor the ads to you?)…

    Fairy Liquid
    Gorilla Glue/Tape
    Ben and Jerry’s
    Open Table
    Neville Johnson
    Babybel
    Maltesers
    Aldi
    P+O
    Play Ojo
    Vanish
    Age Partnership
    Amazon
    Compare the Market
    DFS
    Citroen
    American Express
    Bloo
    Deliveroo
    Always Discrete
    The Game Fair (Hatfield House)
    Barclays
    Walls Magnum
    Specsavers
    Gillette
    Ribena
    Lidl
    QuickBooks
    Surf
    Robinsons
    IKEA
    Hagen Daas
    Jaguar

    Lidl will probably be the first one I contact as they sponsor the Quickstep team.

    Mounty_73
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    I cant believe that I have wasted 45 minutes of my life watching that crap!!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    If there were as many advertisers as spursn17 suggests, then there surely could only have been about 5 minutes of scourge anyway!

    Premier Icon jameso
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    How much of a crap journalists do you have to be to make a program like this?

    Going a bit OT but … the same level of crap as a politician that has realised that emotives beat logics and reasons these days. The majority of people react on emotion not reason, simple.

    Arthur C Clarke’s ‘I remember Babylon’ – written in the early 60s. Only a short story, worth a read. Predicted all this a long way ahead of the internet. It’s about unregulated, irresistible content and propaganda turned on a rival power’s population but now we’re seeing governments using it for their own population control or power gains – and most of the media are all too happy to help to stay in profit. Emotives gets clicks and clicks get ad revenue. Emotives get votes and shares and people seem happy to see laws brushed aside in order to get what they feel strongly about. Clicks, shares and votes are linked now.

    So all in all a predictable, moronic anti-bike documentry isn’t anything that worries me. It’s just part of something that actually does. We’re probably fcked : )

    spursn17
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    If there were as many advertisers as spursn17 suggests

    Some of then were really short.

    Blackflag
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    If we all club together i’m sure we could buy an island somewhere

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    That green-laning programme referenced above dates from 2011. The lane is now closed (has been for years), it’s now just a bridleway. Not long after that programme aired, I went out on the CX bike to ride if and was amazed at just how shit it was. I could have driven my bog standard estate along it. And it certainly wasn’t the oasis of peace and tranquility that the locals made it out to be either.

    Premier Icon andybrad
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    I havent seen the program but a couple of people had in my office.

    I was told first thing that i should be ashamed and shouldn’t ride a bike. this wasnt a joke!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I was told first thing that i should be ashamed and shouldn’t ride a bike

    Most places it is frowned upon to call someone a ****, but I definitely would have.

    Premier Icon pacawadd
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    Actually someone should make a program entitled ‘cars – scourge of the streets?’

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